Survival and Self-sufficiency
It’s amazing how many emails I get that start with either “I might be paranoid” or “My family thinks I’m paranoid.” The simple fact is, if you think that it’s smart to prepare for likely disasters, some people will call you prudent and others will call you paranoid.
The United States Department of Agriculture recently declared most of Oklahoma a disaster area. Seventy-four of the 77 counties in the Sooner State have been labeled disaster areas due to drought and wildfires, according to The Oklahoman.
Fresh eggs and fresh dairy products are hard to store and highly perishable. My husband and I have chickens and gather fresh eggs every day. But what do you do if you don’t have chickens or a cow or a goat, and what if you live in an apartment or an area of the city where raising animals is prohibited?
Fortunately for you and me, there are abundant resources available to help us prepare for the worst, while hoping for the… less worse. Our own site has Peggy Layton’s food and storage tips plus an entire section on emergency preparedness.
An expert task force recently said that upgrades need to be made to many nuclear power plants in the United States to prepare them for catastrophic events.
In the event of a widespread breakdown of the system, getting proper medical care will prove difficult, if not impossible. With the system unable to guarantee proper care, it’s up to each individual to take the steps necessary to ensure adequate care for himself and his family. To do this, one should begin by creating a medical supply kit.
With heat advisories being issued across the United States, it’s important to be prepared in case a heat wave affects your area. Exposure to extreme heat can lead to illness or even death. Knowing the best ways to beat the heat is one of the most necessary survival skills, no matter where you live.
I strongly suggest you find a place in your home or on your property somewhere — either in a basement, spare bedroom, closet, junk room, under the stairway, heated garage, out building or root cellar — and turn it into your own home grocery store and pharmacy.
Sometimes, we are in danger because we are in the wrong place at the wrong time. Knowing what to do to avoid such a situation, or what you must do if you cannot, can be a lifesaver.
Lots of people email and ask about what the best seeds are to store for long-term survival situations. With all of the deceptive and fear-based seed marketing in the preparedness market, it’s become confusing to try to figure out what kind of seeds to plant now and store for the future.